Brother XL2600I Review

Brother XL2600I Review In Detail

Brother XL2600I ticks almost all check boxes for a beginner. It is affordable and it has quality. However we felt the user manual could be better.

Editor rating

Brother XL2600I comes with 5 presser feet, lamp for work area and a built-in free arm for sewing cuffs and sleeves. The box comes with an accessory pack which includes almost all required tools for sewing. It is a great sewing machine for beginners and an excellent back up machine for intermediate users. 

Ease of Use

Brother XL2600I is light in weight and easy to use. The reverse stitching option for locking in the stitch is pretty useful. The lighting is pretty good and illuminates the work area well. The foot pedal is very smooth and you can easily regulate the speed. The built-in free arm makes sewing pant legs and other cylindrical items easy. Carrying case is not included though. 


The bilingual user manual needs slight improvement.

The machine strains slightly with multiple layers of denim. But that is acceptable for a machine in this segment.


•    Affordable
•    Great for beginners
•    Excellent customer service


•    User manual could be better

Editor Comments

If you are a beginner and is looking for an affordable machine, Brother XL2600i is one of the best you can get in US. The best thing about this machine is that it has all the basic features needed by a beginner (be it the top drop-in bobbin, automatic needle threader, 1-step buttonhole etc). So you can call it a complete beginners' machine.


Built-in Stitches25
Sewing Start/Stop ButtonNo
Speed Control SliderNo
Automatic Needle ThreaderYes
Buttonhole Styles1 One-step
Top Drop-in BobbinYes
Stitch SelectionDial
Adjustable Stitch Length & WidthYes
Stitch Width5mm
Stitch Length4mm
Programmable Needle Up/DownNo
Built-in Monogramming FontNo
Adjustable Presser Foot PressureNo
Drop FeedYes
Free ArmYes
Motor Power800 Stitches/min
On Board StorageYes
Work LightBulb
Feed Dog6
Included FeetButtonhole foot, Button sewing foot, Narrow Hemmer Foot, Zipper foot, Blind Stitch foot, Zig zag foot
Machine Weight11 lbs
Warranty25 Year Limited
Twin NeedleYes
On-screen Help TutorialsNo
Independent Bobbin Winding MotorYes

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